Buyer's Guide🔗

The NCS⁴ Buyer's Guide highlights lab-tested products/services from corporate members of NCS⁴ Connect. The purpose of this guide is to provide a resource for professionals in search of products and services that fit their needs. Inclusion in the Buyer's Guide does not constitute recommendation or endorsement by NCS⁴.

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ARX Perimeters

Physical barriers and other solutions to build multi-layered, highly redundant perimeter security.


Athena Security

Early threat detection for Guns, Knives, and Fights through video surveillance feeds.


Athena Temperature Detection

Athena Temperature Detection helps organizations keep staff and guests safe by prescreening each person to make sure they do no have a high temperature. Temperature detection is a must have when it comes to everyones safety.



By designing, developing and manufacturing AI-powered security solutions, our mission is to deliver innovative products that help keep people and communities safe. From security cameras to video analytics, access control solutions and cloud services, our complete solutions have been installed at thousands of customer sites around the world, empowering you to proactively protect what matters most.


Axis Communications

Axis Communications enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, and audio systems. Axis has more than 3,000 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions.


B&B Roadway Security Solutions

B&B Roadway and Security Solutions (BBRSS) is a premier solutions provider of perimeter protection and managed lane products. BBRSS designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of crash-rated vehicle barriers and warning gate systems. We offer a complete line of vehicle barrier systems, to include bollards, wedge barriers, crash gates, drop arm barriers, and hydraulic slide gate operators. BBRSS is the first line of defense solutions for the nation's critical infrastructures and pastimes, vital to our national security, economy, and the public's health and safety.


Babel Street

Babel Street, specifically Babel X, is a cloud based collection, search, and analytics platform which monitors publicly available open source data on the web, deep and dark web, and social and commercial media sites. Babel X's multi-lingual and geo-enabled capabilities have been designed to meet the needs of teams, leagues, venues, Intelligence Community, and law enforcement customers by fully leveraging Publicly Available Information. Babel Street provides a tool to manage information in this era of overwhelming quantities that are geographically diverse, in hundreds of languages, and from numerous social media channels. Babel X generates real-time, actionable intelligence by persistently monitoring and simultaneously analyzing multiple data sources through advanced statistical, linguistic, and crowd sourcing techniques.


Broadband Discovery Systems, Inc.

Broadband Discovery Systems (BDS) is a technology innovation company that has created groundbreaking, intelligent physical security, forensics and access control solutions that offer unique event detection and assessment capabilities for the marketplace. BDS technology is U.S. Government vetted and provides intelligent event detection by delivering actionable assessment information to users in commercial security, law enforcement, defense and military markets. BDS' current and future generation software products support global safety and security initiatives through the development and delivery of leading edge sensor technology that can intelligently alleviate the risk of attacks.

Founded in 2006, BDS focuses its development efforts on the goal of delivering the most cost effective and highest quality sensor technology and maintains control of its core technologies in order to drive technical innovation. The company currently has a strong intellectual property pipeline. Today, BDS technology is being used in a variety of sensor applications, automated threat assessment systems and integrated into system-of-systems products. BDS is partnered with systems integrators and U.S. government agencies providing commercial and public-sector applications, such as: access control, checkpoint security, perimeter protection, explosive device discovery and order protection, among others.

RONIN is the worlds first intelligent threat detection platform. RONIN is a smart and easy-to-operate walk-through metal detector offering threat analytics, location-specific threat detection, reduced operational costs and unmatched patron throughput.

Proprietary sensors and signal processing algorithms create the most cutting-edge threat detection system available on the market today. Passive scanning automatically pinpoints the location of a threat item on the patron's front side, backside, bag or cavity; even when in a group.



CEIA is a world leading manufacturing company specialized in the design, engineering and production of Metal Detectors and Electromagnetic Inspection Devices. CEIA USA offers a broad range of simple, fast and effective metal detection and security screening solutions to improve fan safety and game-day experience. CEIA USA provides nationwide sales, service and customer support to customers in North America. Dynamic solutions and exceptional service are the foundation of CEIA USA's commitment to customer satisfaction. ISO 9001 Certified, GSA Contract Holder and DHS SAFETY Act Certified.


Cleveland Electric Laboratories

FiberStrike® will detect and locate any attempts to cut, break, open, tamper, or intrude any secure area. Additional advantages include the passive nature of each sensor with no need for power at any sensor location, immunity to environmental problems that plague electrically-based sensors, and the ability to network virtually any number of sensors over non-conductive optical fiber into a single monitoring system that can be tens of kilometers removed from the sensing area.

FiberStrike® fiber optic interlock switches are the most advanced solution for monitoring the status of virtually any access portal (manholes, hand holes, doorways, vaults and power grids) today. Benefiting from the nearly limitless working distances allowed by fiber optics, these interlock switches can be networked over a wide perimeter while taking advantage of existing standard communication fiber networks.

Cleveland Electric Laboratories (CEL) is a 97-year-old innovative sensing company that serves customers nationally & internationally. Our FiberStrike family of sensor products addresses a host of common weaknesses for three primary areas: Security; Structural Health Monitoring & Leak Detection.


Concentric Security

Concentric Security is a turn-key Perimeter Security Solutions Integrator serving sporting venues, government, and commercial organizations. Since 1996 we have delivered the full range of security services including assessments, engineering, construction, and maintenance.

We know your venue is unique. You have different security needs, challenges, stakeholders and technology requirements. This is where we shine. We have seen it all and know there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Helping stadiums with perimeter security solutions - assessment, engineering, and construction - that is what we do. We look forward to serving you!


DSA Detection

DSA Detection manufactures and distributes its own brand of DHS-approved trace detection consumables used in the operation and maintenance of all explosive trace detection (ETD) instruments commercially available. DSA also manufactures X-ray correct inert explosive simulants, IED training aids, and test articles used in training screeners to identify threats and to verify security checkpoint equipment is properly identifying threats. DSA then combines all its products and training expertise into comprehensive and in-depth classroom training for threat recognition and security equipment operation, tailored to meet all levels of detection.


Decon7 Systems, Inc

Decon7 Systems Inc was established in 2012 to commercialize products developed by US National Laboratories for protecting critical infrastructure and responding to terrorist events. We design and manufacture products specifically for cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, neutralizing, decontaminating, mitigating, and suppressing threats from toxic chemicals and materials, biological hazards (e.g., SARS-CoV-2/ COVID-19), energetics, explosives, and fires. Our mission is to provide our customers with highly efficacious and versatile products that have a low environmental impact, can be used across many different industries, and compatible with a variety of materials and equipment.


Dell EMC

Surveillance and IoT solutions are evolving at a pace most businesses can't keep up with. Rapid technology advancements, regulation requirements and government initiatives are forcing the road to quick adoption. Dell EMC is at the forefront of this trend and has built dedicated engineering teams and validation labs, designed to help reduce the risk of surveillance transformation for our customers. Protecting what matters to make the world safer. That's what inspires our team. Every. Single. Day.


Detex Corporation

Detex manufacturers superior, heavy duty products made to withstand the high use and abuse typically associated with entertainment and amusement facilities, such as sports stadiums, water parks and theme parks. Focused on designing product around easy installation, superior durability and providing a variety of field selectable options, Detex is sure to provide door hardware ideally suited for your ticketing booths, employee side entrances, ADA swing door entrances, receiving doors, and trash removal doors. Other applications might include authorized entry through optical turnstiles, door prop alarms for overhead roll-up doors, lockdown systems for main entry doors, and controlled entry and exit systems for exterior gates. Customers are often surprised to learn that Detex manufacturers products suited for most of their life safety and security door hardware applications as well as products for guard tour and integrated door hardware systems.


Garrett Metal Detectors

Garrett Metal Detectors is a worldwide leader in research, development and manufacture of security related metal detection products. The company's security division manufactures walk-through, hand-held and ground search metal detectors for security, law enforcement and industrial applications globally.



Gibraltar started with one simple idea: provide a product of superior quality that is cost effective and easy to install. Established in 2005, Gibraltar is a manufacturer and supplier of vehicle barriers offering crash-rated anti-vehicle barriers and high security anti-personnel fence products. Our products can be found across the globe protecting high-value assets, facilities, personnel and pedestrians.

Gibraltar offers anti-vehicle barriers that have been certified or engineered to meet ASTM F-2656 requirements. We specialize in designing active and passive vehicle barriers, anti-ram fence products, and anti-personnel fencing. Our products are found on both the US Department of State (DOS) Barrier List and the US Army Corps of Engineers Department of Defense (USACE DOD) Barrier List. Gibraltar has also manufactured vehicle barrier systems to meet the requirements set forth by the High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) in Saudi Arabia.

At Gibraltar, we understand the headaches of installing barriers and have worked to design products that are effective in their design, yet simple to install. Let Gibraltar provide you with a barrier solution that fits your specific application. Gibraltar operates an AISC certified fabrication facility in Marble Falls, Texas.


Landmark Event Staffing Services

Crowd management, security, event staffing and consulting services to the sports, entertainment and convention industries.


McDowell Security

Provider of Event Staffing and Security Staffing for events throughout Alabama and the Southeastern US.


Quantum Secure

Quantum Secure, part of HID Global, entered and defined the Physical Identity and Access Management market in 2004 by launching its award-winning Enterprise Software Suite – SAFE™ – to address challenges associated with physical identities lifecycle management (on/off -board, access assignment & revocation, change management, etc.) and the related audit and compliance pressures within diverse and disjointed physical security infrastructure. Through its SAFE Software Suite™, Quantum Secure enables enterprises to integrate multiple physical security systems into a common enterprise infrastructure to automate the lifecycle management for employees, visitors and contractors in order to provide a strong framework for compliance to mitigate risks and reduce operational costs. Our robust integration platform coupled with the unique patented policy and workflow automation engine, manages critical business rules across the physical security access infrastructure resulting in a unified security operation with a common platform to measure key security metrics and management objectives.

Quantum Secure was recently acquired by HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand and headquartered in San Jose, California with offices throughout the world.

SAFE is an innovative enterprise software suite that reduces risks and lowers costs while increasing compliance by applying business process automation around the management of employees, visitors and contractors.



Qylur Intelligent Systems is transforming the operational intelligence market through significantly smarter adaptive systems that deliver great user experiences. Qylur develops software and system solutions that are vertically integrated across the entire IIoT/M2M stack and employ social networks of machines, machine learning and human interaction design (M2H). Qylur's solutions sense-think-act-learn in a variety of markets including sports and entertainment, government and transportation.

The company's Qylatron Entry Experience Solution offers guests a fun, respectful and personalized self-service entry process while helping venues to continuously optimize their operations. The Qylatron combines access control, security screening, greeting and brand marketing for 5 guests at a time. The solution has received the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act designation.


Rapiscan Systems

As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state-of-the-art products, solutions and services that meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs while improving operational efficiency. Since 1993, we have been a proud and trusted partner of government agencies and private security operations around the world. Rapiscan offers a broad portfolio of products and solutions to meet all security screening needs.

Rapiscan Systems internationally recognized Metor metal detectors have been in development since the 1960s, evolving into the intelligent, cost-effective solutions of today. These devices offer outstanding reliability, ease-of-use, and superior detection performance along with innovations commonly used in the industry today.

The NCS⁴ Lab Tested Metor 6WP is a versatile, state-of-the-art metal detector that combines advanced metal detection technology with an appealing, but practical design. The Metor 6WP is a lightweight, easy to carry unit which requires no tools to assemble within minutes, making it an excellent choice for temporary and permanent installations both indoors and outdoors depending on your application.


Report It

Founded in 1999 report it® has become the most reputable and trusted leader of anonymous hotline and tip line services.

report it® Crowd Connect is designed for sports and entertainment venues and is ideally suited for soliciting the assistance of the general public for any large organized event. Whether your venue or event is populated by 100 people or 60,000, indoors or outdoors, report it® is the right tool to engage the public and enable attendees to "say something" if they "see something".

The report it® platform helps your event participants instantly engage with Event Management and Security partners. Whether it be safety concerns or customer service comments, report it® alerts the right people at the right time. Programs like "If you See Something, Say Something™" underscore the concept that an alert and engaged public plays a critical role, yet they are confusing and underutilized. If people "see something" at your event that causes concerns, you want to know about it--and fast!


Safety Service Systems, Inc. (S3, Inc.)

S3 is an event security and staffing provider. We provide security for festivals, concerts, sporting events and more in the Chicagoland area.


Solutions Event Services

Solutions Event Services provides a range of consulting, parking, and shuttle services to events nationwide. Our mission is to enhance the customer experience when they arrive and exit by using the necessary tools and our expertise. We partner with our clients from beginning to end, focusing on their needs to produce new ideas, develop effective strategies, and design high-quality and scalable solutions.


Vigilant Drone Defense Inc.

Vigilant Drone Defense Inc. is a counter-UAV defense technology company based in Los Angeles, CA. We design, develop and manufacture counter-drone defense technology and systems to protect personnel, assets and locations from malicious, invasive and dangerous drone activity. Our products are state-of-the-art, and have been tested and approved by several military, federal, state and municipal government agencies.

Our products allow organizations to protect property, people, assets and operations in a safe, controlled, reliable and cost-effective manner. Our products do not interfere with Wi-Fi, commercial airline communications or any other communications or navigation links. Our products specifically target the communications links between drones and drone controllers without interfering with other RF transmissions in the same or near frequency bands.

Our products can safely protect against any number of drones, whether it be a single drone, or a drone swarm.